Country music star John Rich and ‘The Five’ comic co-host Greg Gutfeld co-wrote the new song, which is posted further below.
96.9 the Kat cited these as some of the song’s ‘catchy’ lyrics.
“Shut up about politics
ain’t nothing but a big pile of dirty tricks I’m tired of all the fightin’ and the ******** fits
so shut up about politics
You punch left
I punch right
we’re caught up in the middle of deep swamp fight…”
The song addresses a popular theme, which is one reason we’ve raised it today on the Daily Business News on MHProNews.
But it is also potentially a problematic notion. Why?
For those who have politicized so much, having millions of voters ‘turned off’ or ready to ‘tune out’ politics entirely is a victory. In a close election, those that didn’t vote obviously would have made a difference, one way or the other.
Dodd-Frank and the Safe Act are just two of numerous possible examples of bills that were passed into law, catching thousands of manufactured home industry professionals unaware. The consequences of them have been, and continue to be, costly ones. So it is better to have a prudent level of engagement. Staying up to date on what’s happening is likewise critical.
New bills that could upend significant portions of the manufactured housing industry are just over the horizon at the state and federal level. So this isn’t a hypothetical discussion.
Furthermore, numbers of 2020 presidential hopefuls are advocating plans that may sound good, but a closer look at the details will reveal that it often could make our already struggling part of the affordable housing industry even more under duress than it already is.
By contrast, understanding state and national issues early on can empower you to act in ways that defend your or other’s interests. More fully understanding how the federal system is supposed to work – vs. how it has for decades – is likewise useful. That’s an essential part of the article linked from the text-image box below. ICYMI, circle back to that report later.
So, while there may be times that someone wants to avoid a political conversation with this or that person, strive not to let that tempt you to avoid politics altogether.
Whether you agree or disagree with the person quoted below, that quote – reportedly made prior to the time the 45th president formally entered politics – it captures a key concept. Without understanding how politics and ‘the system’ can impact your business, and working to avoid getting blind-sided, successful operations can be outflanked by those who manipulate politics at the local, state, or federal level.
While we editorially disagree with Warren Buffett on several machinations, such as the one linked here or here, we concur with him strongly on the value of reading, and of learning the lessons of history. Buffett – President Trump – or anyone you care to mention are great examples of the separating ‘wheat from chaff’ principle we strive to follow here on MHProNews.
Buffett is very political. Politics is a tool in his arsenal, and that of others. That should speak volumes to the industry’s professionals that are long-term thinkers, and those who have children or grand-children about whose futures truly matter.
So, shut up about politics? There are times when silence is golden. But there are other times when political engagement is essential.
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